Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, January 24, 1895, Image 1
fcuiU HUtcilcn! acclctj J 0 UREAL FLAITSIO WEEKLY nn n I. "tK JUST AXD FEAR NOT." VOL. 1 i. NO. 5. 1UATTSMOUTII. NEBRASKA. THURSDAY, JANUARY 21. 18!K. ii:it viun f !. IN Ai.VANc,: IT ILL BORE FOR COAL.! wv Trcspectors Will Soon Institute Search In This Vicinity. DEMISE OF MISS OLLIE BOYD. One 4 4Ulliuouth'it Mol FillmuM Yuc UoliifO I Cllet lv Ilrr ri Kn rl luneral Her lr Toeljr. Will l'rovpert l or (ol. J. P. Eckert & Co., is the title 1 a concern which, under the manage ment of J. 1. Eckert has began opera tions in boring for coul in this county. They have obtained coal leases on a number of farms along Kock Creek, and on Four-Mile, aud piopese mak ing a vigorous eilort to find a vein of the black diamonds. Mr. Kckert and his father, who is associated with him, are prospectors of much experience in the coal fields of Iowa and elsewhere, and hating purchased a boring nia- chine at Sioux City do not mean to give up the work until they find coal or satisfy themselves there is none to be found within a paying distance. An t'.mrlr lth. l):EiOf quick consumption, at the home of her parents, on Pearl street Iwtwren Ninth and Teuth. at 10 o'clock Sunday evening. Miss Olli Boyd, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mojd, aged twenty-one years. Up to three mouths ago deceased a the picture of health and youthful vi2t For two years pa she has been teacbiug in the public schools. 'Ivitltxl fall went to Concordia. Kan., and en-a'id in teaching there. Some imr in die fall she was caught out In a rainstorm and from the drenching cs-ntractd a cold which settled on her luaes. prdcicg consumption, from whicti she ditil. Six weeks ago she m as brought hue and gradually grew worse ue til deatU came to her relief. Miss End was reared from a child i in this city. She w as bright, intelli- : gent and very ambitbHis to excel in all her undertakings. She was a member of the Christian chu:h and an active timber of the Curt tlaa Endeavor society, and took great itrest in the ?va.s-?etEent of its work. Jlcr friends a:e v-ry numerous in the city who will esters ler death a personal bereave ment. TLe jvarenl will receive the icthe sm pu'-Ly i f a Itrsre circ le cf friends in their la?. The funeral services of the late Miss Bayd were performed Tuesday after noon at the Presbyterian church, which wa crowded w ith sympathetic friends o! the family and of the deceased. A ti( SurUpr. The Barrett Scott mystery has been unravelled by the finding of the man's bol in the Niobrara river near - O'Neill. The discovery wa made last 7Saturday night, after the searchers . had cut out ice in th river for a period of several hours. The man's bacds -were tied behind hi body, while a -;rope dangled from his neck, clearly proving that Scott had first been hanged until he was dead and the body : then consigned to the river to conceal . the crime. The corpse was fro::en r tifT and the identification was com plete. The defalcation of Scott as f-;ounty treasurer of Holt county, his Slight to Mexico and subsequent arrest uifi his abduction and lynching on the xaoI January 1st by a band of vig atfe3, constitutes a blot on the fair v nai auth v u n n i brinzh this state. The Holt county tfiities should spare no efforts In 'i down Scott's murderers and Yi them to justice. ttjjr. from Jackson, Dakota Deputy UniUd States -iy and Thrasher, the A disp county, sa. Marshals 1 Utter of Pla. 23ulh, Tuesday placed 'Aj.. A. McCorraack and isn. postmaster! at under arrest Dan C. HefT. South Sioux Cii 'yd Jackson respec--i.5t3 charging them vtal .returns. Eoth tively.on indict with falsify injr p are prominent citf. VNtJ.of the county, ude.and attends MufTortitin i Pdiint v to bl. duty at t!.c c untT t. wl.II. his wif,. acting . :Za; charge of the postofTic lh re xaKy were taken to Lincoln. m DiJ you notice how soft anA tender mat young iau nanus a an odium's Well, if you were to see hi hands you would probably rough and hard, and the tern Cud tlei- Icier they are in one cae the rougher i in the other. In such cases, are surprislnaly frequent, it . easy to tell who spends the mi In the kitchen. a fthose trad they te&uther vtt;tlia repX fast mail from the east is going to be sillU further reduced very shortly Tlic new schedule for Glenwood it is understood will N 12:10, a reduction of an ecen hour and a half. The run ! from Chicago to Council Bluffs will be mad: in just ten hours, averaging the great speed of fifty miles an hour in cluding stops for the entire distance. Thete f requeut reductions in time are f the lesult of a keen competition on the part of the Chicago ,V Northwestern people who are after the contract from the irovernment to carry the mall. The I Northwestern lias a slight advantage over the in the matter of distance the former road being some fourteen miles shorter than that of the (.' The Northwestern it is said also has the still further advantage of a more level country through which its track passes. However, notwithstanding all tins we predict that the "O with its customary pluck and enterprise, will come out ahead and continue to carry the fast mail Horn the east. The peo ple along the route of the t " ought certainly to appreciate the efforts be ing made by this company to retain the fast mail contract as its loss would mean to the people along the line m thee parts a difference of some twenty hocrs or more in the arrival of the eastern mail. Glenwood Tribune. Train Ktbr t"iUirt Evr since the robbery of an express train on the Burlington road near Ot tumwa ten days ago, in which it is supposed about 4 12. (" was ob tained. that vicinity has swarmed with IMnkerton and t&ilway detectives, fteofiicers suspected the robbers were ex-railway employes, from their evi dent familiarity with the operations of th? trainmen, and have Wen acting on tht theory that they would attempt to escape into Missouri along the line of th Wabash railway. It was learned tlx Jit a Wabash engineer named Ful lett, running be tween Otturnwa and M .vierly.had mettwoinen inOttumwa the morning following the robbery, and had given them a meal on their claim that they were " broke." Tbey were ex-brakeiiien. camM Kly and Pate man. In a few Ioors t? nut them acain.when Ely palled out a roll of bills and repaid him. He aked Ely where he got the money so soon after clsimiug to be "broke," but got no sitisfaction. This aroued the en gineer's suspicion, and when Jlly and tlatemati went to MoUrly he deter mined to k'p t tern under surveillance As good luck would hae it, UuUett occupied at dat in Moberly, and soon fter tlieir arrival in Mol-erly the two trakemen rented a rcKm from Iluliett and his wife. East Friday morning before lea ing home Iluliett heard the two men quarreling in an adjoining room over a division of money, ltullett went to Otturnwa and told his story, whereupon a message was sent to Mo bet !y, asking the operator there If any arrests had been made. He replied that two men named Eateman and Kilgland, ex-Wabash brakemtn. had been arrested in a notorious resort in Moberly, after a desperate fight, and landed In jail, and would be taken to Otturnwa for examination. In them the "Q,? ciliciate think that they have located two of the men who robbed their train. A U Hilltop Ilonarnm. The report ii current In this city, says the Omaha Pee, that 1U. Ilev. Thomas Eonacum, Homan Catholic bishop of Lincoln, is to be transferred to the diocese at Sioux Falls, S. I). Bishop Marty, the first bishop of that diocese, was recently transferred to the diocese of St. Cloud, Mien., as a means of ending the discord between him and his priests. By transferring Piahop Ponacum to the vacant seat similar results, it i3 expected, will be attained. The main foundation of the report is the growing hostility of the laity to the present church administra tion. Many missions are without priests, and the changes made during the past year have not been productive of harmony ltween the newcomers and the congregations. This hostile feeling was held In check during the life of Hon. John Fitzgerald, who, though an opponent of the bishop, would not sanction an open rupture between the laity and th church au thorities. II Jsdcath removed a power ful restraining influence and the rela tions of both have become strained. It is asserted that many Catholic families are moving out of the diocese on that account. Bishop Ponacum is at present hi St. Louis lecturing in behalf o!f the Ne braska sufferers. IIIIUM 1I.HI I H,i , IBHIMl rwo good offices to rent. T. II. Pol lock, Sherwood block. ONKTHINU AM ANtirMKIt. It lemained for IV. 11. Pool of this county to administer a fitting rebuke to Walt Seeley, the celebrated political shark and heeler for the Lincoln ulate house ring. Mr. Pool was made chief engrossing clerk for the senate, and was careful togive keys to the room j to employes only. One day last week 1 the lock wa changed and when Mr. Fool entered the room he found Seely seated thereiu acaunlng a bit of oP.lclal work and marking errors thereon. Mr. Fool promptly took the copy out of Seeley hands and plainly informed him thit he wasn't wanted about the place, llefore he went, however, Mr. Fool inquired tf the celebrated capper and learned that he was in possession of one of the keys to the room. Seeley thereupon went away and has not since that lime made his appearance around that room. Pool afterwards had the lock changed and sought to ascertain who had authorized Seeley to have the janitor change the lock In the first place, but could find no one who admitted having done so. One thing that U . little queer i that when he wanted the loik put back he had to get an order from the lieuten ant governor before the head janitor would do the work. As a result of the recent cigar maker's strike, Chinese workmen have been taken to New York City from Cuba. Chinamen have leen encaged in the manufacture of cigars in Cuba and other parts of the West Indies for many years, hut It is only nltbin a short time that they have attempted to ply tlieir trade in the Fnited States, for obvicus reasons, one being, of course, the very great prejudice exist inz in this country against Chinese cheap labor. It is said that there are now fully VX) cigar makers on strike whose places have Letn rea!ily filled bv Chinese nwn and women, the latter I also beioi an iunoa:in in thebusl-1 nes.. Hereafter tit? public ill have good reas n for giving New York m ade Cigars the granJ shake. In reporting the legislative busice.-s of Monday the Lincoln News say: Davies, of Cum, oiTrred a resalutlan fur the appointment of a committee m resolution to which all resolutions should be rrfsrre I. The measure was adopted. Davies has been ignored in the committees and will doubtless get this on. Maj. Joseph W. Paddock, govern ment director of the I'nl-n l'aciuc railway, died at his home in Omaha Sunday, of pneumonia, contracted on his recent trip to Denver. Major Paddock was born in St. Lawrence county. New York," sixty-nine years azo. He has been a resident of Ne braska nearly forty cars. He served with distinction In the civil war, and was tip to the time of his death prom inent in iJrand Army circles. When the first territorial legislature of Ne braska convened. Major Paddock was elected clerk. Since that time he has been frequently honored with positions of trust and honor. For the last four years he has leen one of the board of county commissioners for Douglas county, and has been a government director of the Union Pacific railway for several years. The ladies of Crete have charge of this week's issue of the Democrat of tht plactf and are preparing to get out one of the best weeklies ever issued in the-state. The proceeds cf the un dertaking will be devoted to charity, and the ladies report that the orders already In'will tax the canaci:y of the office. The? expect to be swamped with orders before the week is ended. Mrs. J. C. Snively is the acting editor-in-chief. The anil-railway newspapers gener ally pay tlieir taxes after a distress warrant has been issued by the county treasurer. Evening News. And those that wear the railway collar never pay theirs. Twenty young ladies of Bertram!, a ft m xseorasca, nave rorvvaruea a com munication to the legislature in which thatttody is asked to adopt a bill to protect children from the, evil use of tobacco. According to the ncheme, all tobacco-users who own a house are to be compelled to set aside ono apart ment as a tobacco room.tho same to beair-tlght.and children and non-users are not to be permitted toenterlhcrein. The bill fixes a fine for all violations. The house of representatives, to which body the communication was sent, very considerately referred the com munication to the committee on live stock and grazing. THE NEXT TURN-PEST. ! Nebraska Turners Will Next Do Bat tic in Plattsmouth. THE BOARD OF TRADE MEETING. A 'ntinit It Iro of Twciitjr.l'lf Cltll I'huirH to .Mr I III City Coumll und I)rua the l.lgHtlftg (Jrillii-Julllri( i'fJll.ittouth tt lit Nrit Tarn.l'eM. Messrs'. John Sattler and Otto Wurl relumed home Monday from Fre mont, whither they journeyed on Sat urday last to represent the local Turner society in the seventh annual convention of the state organisation. ThM report a large attendance and an enthusiastic session. Lincoln was designated as the seat of the state ex ecutive cou.mlm, while Plattsmouth was unanimously given the next turn-f-st, or tournament. The local so ciety will fix tha dates, but following the u-ua! custom, the affair will occur either in June of July, to continue during thtee da 6. Jt is the desire of the members of the loal society to hang up some liberal prize to be con tested fur by the viJtSng Turners. To do so they must have the assistance cf the merchants and citizens of Platts rnoutii. The turnfest will bring hun dreds of visitors to this city, and while the town will reap quite u tentU by the:r coming, it is the duty of our citl ren to it cder all possible assistance to local Turners In providing suitably for the visitors entertainment. The local to embers will institute a canvass in the nMr future for subscriptions, an 1 TitK Jt'i uS Al. truts that they be given every po.ilIe encouragement. S errsto ti e turnfest of 'l ! 1li- l.l o Tral MM" The ralit rapacity of tin county judge's .-:Vi-:c was well filled by inter ested listeners Monday evening at the ca! th p resid ut and secretary of theb'Mrd ff trade. President Wind ham called the meeting tnrder. Secre tary (Bering read t he minutes and the president made an addrt of some length, setting forth the objects of the meeting and a general exposition of the affair of the .-its. A general discus-ion thn ftdlowid. participated in by Mes.r.A N. Sullivan. 1. W. Bridge. BjronCSark and oilier. tn motion the president was author t-d to ap point a c-unmlttee of twenty-five with himself as chairman to confer with the city conned for the purpose of con shlering the bmli r- Interests efthe city. at iU in itntit n. After the adop tion of this motion the meeting ad journed. The president announced the committee as follow s: ii. I. Dovey.S. Waugh. F. J. Mor gan. C K Wescolt. Horatio Dover, Wm. HeroM.H. Boeck, L D.Bennett, J. M . Patterson, C. Ureckenfeld, J. W. Hemlee, J. A. (iutsche, II. J. Streight, B. Elson. J. VT. Johnson. C. II. Par mele, Wm. Neville, Wm. Ballance. W. K. Fox, W. A. Humphrey, C. D. Cum mins, Julius Pepperberg, John Water man, J. V. Egenberger, sr., Henry Geringand It. B. Wbidham. A gentlemen who is familiar with the plans of the lh .V M. railroad com pany states that the Burlington will certainly be built west from Sheridan through the Big Horn basin to Yellow stone Park next summer. The Little (ioose creek survey will be adopted as the route, the roail crossing the Big Horn mountains via Dome lake, the fine pleasure resort which is now beg ins built by some of the railroad offi cials up iu the mountains, thirty miles west of Sheridan. Sheridan will be the supply point for that vast agricul tural region lying west of the Big Horn mountain. The building of this line will be a great impetus to business, and Sheridan will no doubt enjoy a rapid growth next season. Nolle. Bids w ill be received at the office of the county clerk on or before coon of the 7th day of February, lS'.i , for the care and support of the poor and care of poor farm for a period of three years from March Dt, lS!.i, providing the uffairs of said farm are conducted satisfactorily to the Inlaid of county commissioner. Said farm contains li'd acres. Bids must state how much parties ate willing to pay as rent for said farm, and the price per week for which they will board the poor, the county to lurnltih nil light, fuel and clothing for the inmates. Board re serves the right to reject any or nil bids. FltANK Dll'KMN, djtwi County Cleik. Flattsmouth. Neb., Jan. 21), 1S05. AKOl'NI) TV. COt'lir HI(I H. iisti;ict cot nr. . . Judge Chapman was in Nebraska City Monday and held a short session of district court. Swift punishment was meted out to a pair of burglars, whose crime was couirnittttl only three days ago. The men concluded to plead guilty and Judge Chapman gave them fifteen months in the peni tentiary. Ci.'-NTY COUltT. Eicense to wed was issued iu county court Tuesday to Mr. Herman Lessler and Mrs. Laura lTpton. The latter is the widow of the atp Joseph Upton of Union. The will of the late Jas. E. Banning of Neh iwka was filed In county court Saturday with a petition for the ap pointment of Frank P.Sheldon as ad ministrator. ! In the two Louisville replevin suits I .I Ir...M C. tJ-v ... at I 1. t f merce and Peid, Murdoch A: Co. vs. August Panska.the plaintiffs filed a motion Monday before County Judge Itamsey attacking the jurisdiction of the court in allowing the defendants toptove. The matter was argued at some leugth and resulted in the court overruling the motion. The plaintiffs will take an appeal to the district court. Jf stick e ott:r. iieorge Lindsay was taken befcie Police Judge Archer to answer to the charge of thumping a Bohemian while at work up near the water works pump house Saturday afternoon. It developed that the scene of battle was outside the city limits and asJuige Archer had no jurisdiction he was compelled to order Lindsay's release. John and Tom Smith, of Pock Bluffs, set upon and gave one William Wood a thumping the other day, and the Rock Bluffs constable took them before Justice Fred Patterson for punish tcenl. The Smiths to. k a change cf venue to Justice Archer's court In this city, and Saturday appeared ana en tered a plea of guilty. The hn and costs amounted to K fcr each man. couht IUM NOTE. The case of Alexander vs. Thacker, jo which Messrs. Beeson A. Boot ap peared for Mr. Thacker, was affirmed by the supreme court Thursday. This gives Alexander simply a tax lien on the farm ownenl by D, T. Thacker. It is a practical victory for the defense. County Miperintendent Farley was busied Saturday examining the follow ing applicants for teacher's certificates: Mildred Burdsall, Mary Carnes and F. A. Keefer of Greenwood. Ellen Stein and Ella Buck of Union, Anrde and Grace Taylor of Hock Bluffs, Stella Norrisof Murray, and Bertha Kennedy Lillie Matthews. Alice Smith and Mamie Holmes of Flattsmouth. As will be noticed in anothercolumn, the county commissioners are adver tising for bids for the care of the county hospital and its inmates. The commissioners believe that thehospital can be operated for less money than it is costing at present, and judging from the number of persons who have signi fied their intentions of filing bids, the bidding should be quite spirited. 11. H. Johnson, whose house was burned down last fall, the same being situated out near the Fairfield Hill has made a settlement with the in surance company on the loss. The ori ginal policy was for $300, but he failed to procure a vacancy permit and the insurance .was reduced to $150. He also failed to make proof of the loss. as required by the company, within thirty days, and the company refused payment. The matter was patched up. however, by County Attorney Polk, and Mr. Johnson was paid $75. The entire loss was $500. The luckiest man in sixteen slates is located down iu Cooper county. Mis souri. He has just unearthed n sixty five foot vein of cannel coal cn his land, the same being only eight feet under the surface of the earth. The owner is having a railroad branch built out to the coal field and will soon be mining it. There is no doubt but what ho will reap a fortune in a very few years, as e'annel coal is one of the very best of fuels and always finds a ready market. Walter White of this city Is in correspondence with the man, and if he can make satisfactory ar rangements, will le enabled to furnish this fuel to Flattsmouth people at a moderate price. A boy can go skating for hours and never feel tired. But just set him to cutting wood once, and see how quick he tires out ! It is amazing. THE DISTRICT LOSES. A Cas County School District Loses a Suit In ths Courts. AN A. 0. U. W. CELEBRATION. Slrml.rr cf Tt.at c.ly t,rt rtl limy Vtlili A fpro pr la t I irr. Mullhew iiiic Mil Keep Out of ICItutrtMxt Affalnat the School District. The supreme ceoirt of the state handed down u decision Friday in the suit of Mies Blanche Traver (now Mrs. John Seibetts ui Omaha) vs. school district No. i of Cass county. The suit had its erigin in the release of Miss Traver as teacher iu that dis trict and she brought suit injustice court lor some 75, the iame repre senting the sum she w ould have earned on her contract. The suit in juttce court was decided in the young lady 'a favor, and the school district took an appeal to the district court without giving an appeal bond, claimlug that the district could cot be required to furnish same. The attorneys, for the teacher moved in district court to quash the appeal on the ground that no bond was furnished and Judge Chapman sustained the motion. The school distuct thereupon prosecuted another appeal to the supreme court and that body aClrmed the action takeu iu district court. The school district will now be called upon to pay the teacher her money. Memorial Oretnr.uir--. . . r . Memorial services in behalf of the A.O. U.W. were held Friday eveniDgal their hall, under the auspices cf Injge No. S, in the presence of a large num ber of members and their wives. Dr. J. II. Hail presided. The services were opened by prater by Pev. J. H. McKay. Dr. Hall then stated the object u the gathering, read the announcement by the supreme recorder setting apart January Kh for ceremonies appro priate to a comrcemoratioa of the de ceased members of the order. He stated that fourteen memters of the order belonging to Flattsmouth lodges had died during the past twelve years, when the fim lodge was established here. Their names are a fo!!ows" Clint Deelum, F.J. White, Wiu. Heron. S im Stewart, I.e Houquet.-lohn t'ilufihait, S. F. Fogtdsong. Homer Schriner, John Gobblemaun, Phillip Gobhlenrmn. John Striegel. Wm. Hayes, B. W. Fierce and Nels Aagard. There are now four lodges in the city with a combined membership of GSt. The membership In the state is 17.' and at large is .:c,70S. An average of about iV2 a year is paid in asesn;ents on S'J.000 life certificates. Addresses were then made by Hon. R. B. Windham. ex-Judge Sullivan and Pev. Dr. L. F. Britt, all being ap propriate to the occasion and very in teresting. The choir of the German lodge en livened and varied the exercises by the rendition, very nicely, of several airs, aud the audience in conclusion joined in singing the closing ode of the ritual, with Mrs. Campbell at the organ. Mall Mut Keep Out I nmnxl The Elm wood Echo threatens Law yer Matt Gering with some dreadful punishment in the following: "If Matt (iering would come out this way with his petition ssking the commutation of Harry Hill's death sentence to life imprisonment we fearhe would receive a cool reception. Hill's murder he committed was as co!d a blooded one as could bo conceived and while w e do not approve of capital punishmeut, yet we think there Is no hope to save Hill's nsck, and any further expense heaped upon thecounty by Matt Geringhou!d not be tolerated." The Omaha Bee says: "Health department officials and Dr. Spalding are much pleased with the results of the use of anti-toxin In n case of diph theria at 1913 Douglas street. Sunday evening the appearance was o. the left side alone. Monday evening when the application was made the appearauce was also on the right side and had Increased one-third on the left. Yesterday noon when the case was seen the appearance was wholly gone on the i ight and half gone on the left. Although the Improvement Is such that it is not thought it will ba necessary to use tho remedy u second time, though usually at least th-ee ar plications are required." '